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* In ''The Watsons'' (unfinished novel) by Creator/JaneAusten, Emma Watson is brought up by her childless aunt and uncle and is expected to inherit their fortune. However, her uncle dies and her aunt remarries, and her new husband doesn't want Emma to live with them. So Emma must return home to relative poverty.
-->''"The change in her home, society, and style of life, in consequence of the death of one friend and the imprudence of another, had indeed been striking. From being the first object of hope and solicitude to an uncle who had formed her mind with the care of a parent, and of tenderness to an aunt whose amiable temper had delighted to give her every indulgence; from being the life and spirit of a house where all had been comfort and elegance, and the expected heiress of an easy independence, she was become of importance to no one,a burden on those whose affections she could not expect, an addition in a house already overstocked, surrounded by inferior minds, with little chance of domestic comfort, and as little hope of future support."''


* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Winter's inheritence was passed over to Weiss since the former joined the military to escape her father Jacques's control. In volume 4, Jacques disinherits Weiss after she disobeys him one too many times, allowing their youngest sibling, Whitley, to become the sole inheriter of the Schnee Dust Company.

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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Winter's inheritence it's {{implied|trope}} that Winter Schnee was passed over to Weiss since disinherited by her father Jacques when the former joined the Atlesian military to escape her father Jacques's control. father's control, which led to Weiss becoming heir to the Schnee Dust Company. In volume 4, Jacques disinherits Weiss after she disobeys for disobeying him one too many times, allowing leading to their youngest sibling, Whitley, to become the sole inheriter of the Schnee Dust Company.SDC.


* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Jacques disinherits Weiss after she disobeys him one too many times with the "official" story being that she willingly gave up her inheritance to her younger brother Whitley.

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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Winter's inheritence was passed over to Weiss since the former joined the military to escape her father Jacques's control. In volume 4, Jacques disinherits Weiss after she disobeys him one too many times with times, allowing their youngest sibling, Whitley, to become the "official" story being that she willingly gave up her inheritance to her younger brother Whitley.sole inheriter of the Schnee Dust Company.


* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Stan manages to turn Francine against her adoptive parents by showing her their will, which says everything goes to their birth daughter Gwen. At the end of the episode, Francine's father explains his reasoning: Gwen is [[BrainlessBeauty a total idiot]] and needs all the help she can get, but Francine is intelligent, self-sufficient, and [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments married a good man]], so they're not worried about her.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Stan manages to turn Francine against her adoptive parents by showing her their will, which says everything goes to their birth daughter Gwen. At the end of the episode, Francine's father explains his reasoning: Gwen is [[BrainlessBeauty a total idiot]] and needs all the help she can get, but Francine is intelligent, self-sufficient, and [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments married a good man]], man, so they're not worried about her.


* Radio/TheFrantics' "Last Will and Temperament:" the willmaker leaves to each of the attendees a boot to the head; he leaves his fortune to "the people of Calgary so they can afford to move somewhere decent."

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* Radio/TheFrantics' "Last Will and Temperament:" Temperament": the willmaker leaves to each of the attendees a boot to the head; he leaves his fortune to "the people of Calgary so they can afford to move somewhere decent."



* ''Film/YouLuckyDog''- A rich man dies, leaving his fortune to his dog, to the dismay of the man's greedy relatives.

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* ''Film/YouLuckyDog''- ''Film/YouLuckyDog'': A rich man dies, leaving his fortune to his dog, to the dismay of the man's greedy relatives.


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* ''Literature/HannahSwensen'':
** A variant in ''Blueberry Muffin Murder'' - Connie Mac is infuriated when she learns her husband's will only leaves her ''half'' his estate, and is determined to make him change it to make her his sole heir, rather than leaving the other half to a woman she thinks he's sleeping with. [[spoiler:The other heir turns out to be his daughter from a previous relationship, something he'd only recently found out about.]] It's rendered moot when [[AssholeVictim Connie is murdered]] by someone she'd wronged.
** Another variant in ''Red Velvet Cupcake Murder'' - [[spoiler: Barbara Donnelly's half-brother Roger tried to murder her because he felt entitled to his father's whole estate, even though Barbara's portion was much smaller than his.]]

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When done to one heir alone, is DisinheritedChild.

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* In ''Film/TheBeastWithFiveFingers'', Francis Ingram changes his will and disinherits his only living relatives--his brother-in-law and nephew--and leaves his entire estate to his nurse Julie.


* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Jacques disinherits Weiss after she speaks up against him with the "official" story being that she willingly gave up her inheritance to her younger brother Whitley.

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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Jacques disinherits Weiss after she speaks up against disobeys him one too many times with the "official" story being that she willingly gave up her inheritance to her younger brother Whitley.

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* ''Literature/TheTreasureOfAlpheusWinterborn'': When Alpheus Winterborn died, he left his business and most of his money to his son Alpheus Junior, and very little to his sister (he was on the outs with her, though apparently not enough to keep him from visiting from time to time during the last two years of his life) and her son. The son, Hugo Philpotts, has always felt he should have gotten more and is now determined to claim his uncle's hidden treasure to make up for it.

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* This was the plot of ''Podcast/{{Acquisitions Incorporated}}'''': The Last Will and Testament of James Darkmagic I''. Jim Darkmagic (III), a self-centered {{jerkass}}, inherits his grandfather's entire estate, with the exception of the ancestral mausoleum and the financial investment portfolio. Everyone else either receives well wishes (the grandchildren) or is named an {{Inadequate Inheritor}} with verbal jabs of varying subtlety.

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* ''Literature/DoctorSleep'': Dick Halloran's monstrous, abusive "black grandfather" (black as in evil, not skin color) knew his family only put up with his abuse and cruelty in the hopes of being put in his will, so he left his entire fortune to an orphanage. [[FridgeHorror Did we mention he was also a pedophile?]]


* In ''Film/WhatACarveUp'', Gabriel Broughton summons his entire family to his OldDarkHouse to hear the reading of his will, which informs them that none of them are receiving anything. [[TenLittelMurderVictims And then they start being murdered.]]

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* In ''Film/WhatACarveUp'', Gabriel Broughton summons his entire family to his OldDarkHouse to hear the reading of his will, which informs them that none of them are receiving anything. [[TenLittelMurderVictims [[TenLittleMurderVictims And then they start being murdered.]]

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* In ''Film/WhatACarveUp'', Gabriel Broughton summons his entire family to his OldDarkHouse to hear the reading of his will, which informs them that none of them are receiving anything. [[TenLittelMurderVictims And then they start being murdered.]]


* Played with in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', Blutarch and Redmon Mann's father, Zepheniah Mann gave his estates, accounts, debts, and tobacco plantations to his Maid, Elizabeth, whose descendants turned it into TF industries, his company, Mann Co, to his aide Barnabus Hale, and left his "useless sons" the entirety of the land he bought in America.........to share. Needless to say, they spent their entire lives fighting over it, despite said land being considered useless, and convinced themselves the entire world economy ran on gravel, which they had in abundance.

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* Played with in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', [[CainAndAbel Blutarch and Redmon Mann's Mann]]'s father, Zepheniah Mann gave his estates, accounts, debts, and tobacco plantations to his Maid, Elizabeth, whose descendants turned it into TF industries, industries; his company, Mann Co, to his aide Barnabus Hale, Hale; and left his "useless sons" the entirety of the land he bought in America.........America......... to share. Needless to say, they spent their entire lives fighting over it, despite said land being considered useless, and convinced themselves the entire world economy ran on gravel, which they had in abundance.

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Contrast RejectingTheInheritance.

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